Man of the world: Sony ups int'l vet Alexander


Ralph Alexander has been promoted to senior executive vp international operations and distribution at Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Based in Los Angeles, Alexander will oversee SPRI's 23 managing directors as well as the general operations of territory offices. He also will work with SPRI's licensees and joint-venture partners Disney and Warner Bros.

Beginning his career as a management trainee in Chile for United Artists.

Alexander joined Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International, SPRI's predecessor, in 1987 as managing director for the U.K. A year later, he was named director of sales and distribution, relocating to the home office. He was promoted to vp in 1990 and named senior vp sales and distribution in 1995. Since 1999, he had been exec vp international distribution. (partialdiff)